The Promise and Threat of Nuclear Energy

"Rock-star physicist" Brian Cox

Apr. 2008. Brian Cox talks about his work on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Discussing the biggest of big science in an engaging, accessible way, Cox brings us along on a tour of the massive project. [site] 14.56 min

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bullet The Different Types of Energy: Fossil, Atomic and Renewable - "The various sources of energy fall into three different categories: Fossil energies, which are produced from the combustion of natural reserves formed from organic deposits (plants or microscopic animal matter)over several millions of years. Nuclear or atomic energy, produced from the energy that binds... site annotation for The Different Types of Energy: Fossil, Atomic and Renewable

bullet Nuclear energy: when atoms explode - "Nuclear energy, which is also called atomic energy, is the form of energy that binds together the constituents of the nucleus of an atom. This energy can be released, mainly in the form of heat, with the disintegration of unstable nuclei (Uranium 235 or Plutonium 239, for example).Uranium is a radioactive... site annotation for Nuclear energy: when atoms explode

NOVA: Inside a Nuclear Control Room - "To prepare for the grave responsibility of operating a nuclear power plant, engineers at the Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station ..spend hundreds of hours each year training at a nearby simulator.""Explore a panoramic image of the control room at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station's training simulator.... site annotation for NOVA: Inside a Nuclear Control Room

SEEDS Energy Literacy Series: Nuclear Energy Interactive Module - This interactive module provides a virtual tour, as well as sections on production, equipment and issues and impacts. Each section is broken down into smaller sub-sections. site annotation for SEEDS Energy Literacy Series: Nuclear Energy Interactive Module

PBS: Tracking Nuclear Proliferation Timeline/Map - Load the map and then drag the tab on the timeline to see which countries acquired nuclear weapons and what the status of each country is. The timeline goes from 1945 - 2006. site annotation for PBS: Tracking Nuclear Proliferation Timeline/Map

Nuclear Fission - This short animation illustrates the process of nuclear fission that takes place when an atom of U235 is struck by a neutron with the right amount of energy. site annotation for Nuclear Fission

Atomic Interactions - "Explore the interactions between various combinations of two atoms. Turn on the force arrows to see either the total force acting on the atoms or the individual attractive and repulsive forces. Try the "Adjustable Attraction" atom to see how changing the parameters affects the interaction." [site] site annotation for Atomic Interactions